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What is NHS Pharmacy First Scotland?

  •  NHS Pharmacy First Scotland is an NHS service provided by your local community pharmacy (a pharmacy with a contract to provide NHS prescriptions and services).
  • If you have a minor illness, a pharmacy is the first place you should go for advice.
  • You do not usually need an appointment and you can go to any pharmacy.
  • Your pharmacist can give you advice for a minor illness, and medicine if they think you need it.

Your pharmacist can advise you about conditions such as:

  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Backache
  • Blocked or runny nose
  • Cold sores
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Cystitis (in women)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Earache
  • Eczema
  • Headache
  • Headlice
  • Haemorrhoids (piles)
  • Hay fever
  • Impetigo
  • Indigestion
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Pain
  • Period pain
  • Shingles
  • Some skin conditions such as cellulitis or insect bites
  • Sore throat
  • Threadworms
  • Thrush
  • Urinary tract infections (UTI’s)
  • Verrucas
  • Warts

For further information on this service, you can visit NHSInform.